Join HRAC for Art Talk Thursday for a retrospective into the life and art of Barbara Tardo! Listen to Tardo as she gives insight to her life as an artist.
The opening for "Sand Reliefs & Other Works" will be held on Friday, Oct. 16th from 4-8 p.m. A New Orleans native, Tardo became a fixture in Southeastern's Department of Visual Arts for four decades. After briefly teaching in Algiers, Tardo went on to study at the University of New Mexico, receiving her master's degree, and then at LSU, where she earned her "Master of Fine Arts" diploma. She would then return to Southeastern in 1965, where she taught visual art until her retirement in 2002.
Tardo says her preference for abstraction over realism is because “realism has a logical end, but abstraction gives you lots of room to play.”